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December 6 In the Press Year of Food & Drink 2016

Mac Ivors Cider Co is an Irish craft cider producer based in Co Armagh.

Cider maker invests £250,000 in new press as Irish craft cider market booms

Mac Ivors Cider Co has just invested £250,000 in a new state of the art German cider press and a new 10 acre orchard.

This year Mac Ivors got silver in Blas na hÉireann for its Traditional Dry and Plum and Ginger ciders, was voted best Artisan producer in Armagh, joint best in Ulster and joint best in Ireland. The producer also picked up a Great Taste Award for Traditional Dry and Medium ciders and a silver medal at the Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards.

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December 3 In the Press

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Blue Ocean Monitoring team expands as demand for data monitoring platforms increase

Blue Ocean Monitoring is a global oceanographic and environmental survey company which provides leading edge services to coastal and off-shore industries.

The company, which has offices in Australia, USA, Singapore and Europe, has announced it is expanding its team with the appointment of Ramsay Lind who is now based at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton to meet the increasing global demand for ocean data monitoring platforms.

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November 29 In the Press

Teachers' are being balloted for strike action

7,000 teachers are being balloted for strike action as fair pay rise talks fail

Thousands of teachers across Northern Ireland could be walking out of classrooms in December as part of strike action as fair pay talks break down, says union.

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) are balloting its 7,000 members for strike action as it claims talks between employers and the Department of Education have broken down. Gerry Murphy, INTO’s Northern Secretary, says teachers have had enough and the education system is at a crisis point. Here’s the story:

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November 23 In the Press

Economy Minister Simon Hamilton has announced ten businesses, two of which are new investors are to create 100 new jobs in the North West an investment of over £5.6million in the local economy. Speaking at Invest Northern Ireland’s Timber Quay offices the Minister said: “This multi million investment by indigenous businesses and UK investors is positive news for Londonderry. The 100 new jobs being created span a range of roles and industries including software development, engineering, marketing and finance, and once in place will contribute over £2.5million in additional salaries to the local economy.” Pictured with the Minister are Des Gartland, Invest NI North West Regional Manager, Conleth Doherty from Factory Automation Systems Technologies Ltd and John Deery from Mechanical Installations & Maintenance both of who announced they would be recruiting as part of their investment plans. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography

FAST Technologies announce 17 new jobs and £1.1million investment for the North West

FAST Technologies is an innovative solutions focused company providing collaborative robotics, automation and software solutions for SMEs and large bluechip companies.

The company employs 30 people and exports products across the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Asia, Scandinavia and the US. Today, FAST Technologies announced a £1.1million investment for the North West with the creation of 17 new highly skilled jobs. Congratulations to FAST Technologies on this announcement. Here’s the story:

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November 23 In the Press

Students at Markethill High School support Putting Pupils First Campaign

Principal says Sixth Form must be ‘an unstoppable force’ in Putting Pupils First Campaign

Markethill High School’s principal, James Maxwell, says the Putting Pupils First campaign continues its push for Sixth Form.

Mr Maxwell was speaking directly to parents, pupils, teachers, DUP MLA Emma-Little Pengelly and the media when he described the status quo in relation to post-16 provision for pupils from the Protestant Controlled community as ‘a disgrace, unequal and unfair’ and said it was time the status quo was ‘condemned to the dustbin of history’. Here’s the story:

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November 9 Comment In the Press

Worldwide Financial Planning's Peter McGahan on a post election analysis

Worldwide Financial Planning’s Peter McGahan with his post election analysis

Some might say the dust is far from settling. Some might say the storm is just starting to gather momentum.

Peter McGahan, owner of Worldwide Financial Planning, which has offices in Fermanagh, Truro and Southampton, looks back at the last 24 hours and analyses what has happened and what does this mean. Donald J Trump has been elected by the American people to be the 45th president and not too many people are happy about it. Here’s what Peter has to say:

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November 8 In the Press

Teachers' are being balloted for strike action

Hundreds of teachers picket at school gates as 60 schools protest over pay

Hundreds of teachers across Northern Ireland will picket at school gates at lunchtime today over a pay dispute with Stormont.

Teachers, from four unions, INTO, UTU, ATL and NAHT, are demonstrating at the school gates asking parents and members of the public to lobby their local MLA as to why the Government do not appear to place value on the education of children across the province. Here’s the full story about today’s action across the region.

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November 8 In the Press

Peter McGahan of Worldwide Financial Planning looks at the impact of the US elections on jobs and money

Peter McGahan examines the impact the US election will have on jobs and money!

Peter McGahan is the owner of independent advisor company, Worldwide Financial Planning. Here, Peter takes a look at the impact of the US elections globally.

As the owner of the independent financial adviser firm, which has offices in Kesh, Truro and Southampton, Peter looks at the impact of the markets globally, challenges thoughts on both candidates and reflects on what these elections will mean for you and I. We’ll have to see what tomorrow brings. Here’s Peter’s view:

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October 25 In the Press

Emma Heatherington hosts a literacy evening for Year 8 pupils at Markethill High School. MGMPR_01

Author praises Markethill High School for placing high value on literacy for pupils

Emma Heatherington is a Co Tyrone based author, scriptwriter of short films, plays and musicals, and busy mum, who is gearing up to have her ninth novel published.

Markethill High School, a Co Armagh school renowned for putting its pupils first, invited Emma to host an interactive literacy workshop for Year 8 pupils and their parents at a recent literacy evening. Emma has praised the school for placing such a high emphasis on literacy for all of the children attending Markethill High School.

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July 20 Case Study

Brand journalism

MGMPR Ltd team up with Tour of Ulster 2015 organisers to ramp up coverage

The Tour of Ulster cycle race took place in May 2015. Almost 150 cyclists from across the globe gathered to fight for the coveted pink jersey again.

The event was organised by Garry Nugent of BGN Management who worked tirelessly to ensure the race was a huge success. In order to ramp up the coverage, MGMPR Ltd was asked to get on board to ensure the race gained regional and national coverage which we were delighted to have achieved.

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November 10 Case Study

Rt Hon Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills, Dr Vince Cable MP with our client, Headforwards, who recruited MGMPR to announce global cloud contract

Technology company recruits MGMPR to announce global cloud contract

Job creation, sun, sea and fibre connectivity are words we think about when we think of beautiful Cornwall.

We love the Westcountry so when Headforwards approached MGMPR Ltd to manage the announcement of its new cloud contract with a global telecoms giant we were delighted. We are delighted to assist businesses in the South West build on their profiles and brand awareness using our storytelling skills.

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November 10 Case Study

Emersons, which employs 110 people, was first opened by Henry Alexander Emerson in 1889. It was then passed to his son Newton Emerson then on to his son Henry, right, and is now being run by Henry's son Gavin, left.

Emersons and MGMPR team up for PR therapy as £2million city investment rolls out

Our team at MGMPR Ltd know how to get people talking about brands and we know how to develop that conversation through storytelling.

Emerson’s supermarket in Northern Ireland is a 125-year-old household brand name which is currently investing £2million in the high street. We are delighted to tell the story of the investment which will bring shoppers back into the hub of the market square. Consumer PR matters. Tell Your Story!

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